It is hard to write about food when you are in a place like Iraq. Complaining about how bad the mess hall is and our inability to get mail gets old. So, I write about food related things that I am passionate about. I also peruse food blogs to live vicariously, since I can’t actually eat anything decent. I can at least read about great food and dream. Here are a couple of food blogs I am looking at these days and just added to my blogroll:
Cook Eat Live Vegetarian: I am not a vegetarian and I don’t make a lot of vegetarian dishes, but I would like to expand my repertoire and do more vegetarian meals. Cook Eat Live Vegetarian has some great sounding recipes, for example, Mexican Tortilla Lasagne with Roasted Salsa Verde. This entry includes recipes for not only the lasagne, but for the guacamole, roasted salsa verde, and red pepper sauce. Not a quickie recipe, to be sure, but it looks to be worth the effort. This blog has wonderful pictures to go with the recipes, something I need to remember to do with mine more often. Another recipe with promise is Tricolor Baked Avocado with Pesto Garlic Bread. The pictures are amazing, this looks incredibly decadent and yummy. The author, Natalie Ward, lives in Andalucia, Spain, used to own a restaurant with her partner and has a cute dog named Rufus. Highly recommended.
The Food & Wine Weekly: This one I just found about when blogger Lori Russo used one of my stories (‘Natural’ doesn’t mean natural or organic or good) in her Food and Wine Weekly. Her blog is a news aggregator, so she looks for blog posts that interest her and provide a wide range of topics, all relating to food and entertainment. I really enjoyed her choices of posts to feature and I ended up staying quite a while, checking out blogs I had never heard of before. Very cool. This weeks edition has my story, one about Cuban cigars, 12 meals to ‘assemble’ when you can’t be bothered to cook, Interview with Daniel Humm and Will Guidara of Eleven Madison Park, Jamie Oliver Christmas 2011, countdown, Buy Flameware Tagine Cooking Pot for Traditional Tagine Recipes Stovetop Cooking, and a host of others. These stories come from big blogs like the New York Times to small blogs like mine. Be prepared to spend some time here.